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Dead Zones: How Agricultural Fertilizers are Killing our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans

Publication | July 7, 2008 at 17:00

Fertilizer run-off from industrial agriculture is choking the planet’s oceans, rivers and lakes. Nitrogen and phosphorus pollution feed explosive algae blooms that suck the oxygen from the water as they grow. These algae blooms result in dead...

Dead Zones: How Agricultural Fertilizers are Killing our Rivers, Lakes and Oceans

Feature story | July 7, 2008 at 17:00

Last year, many Canadians had their summer holiday at the lake interrupted by the appearance of toxic dead zones caused by hazardous algae blooms. In Western Canada, Lake Winnipeg experienced record algae pollution which has doubled in the last...

Plastic pollution reaches the Antarctic

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans & Plastics Campaign | June 7, 2018

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was in the Antarctic at the beginning of 2018 It’s not what we wanted to find. When Greenpeace set sail to the Antarctic earlier this year, we were going to look for the incredible wildlife -...

Greenpeace exposes ongoing contamination from Lac Megantic disaster

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | November 6, 2013

Scientific tests, released last night at a community meeting in Lac Megantic, prove that oil still permeates the soil and water downstream from the devastated community.  Greenpeace campaigner Patrick Bonin collecting samples...

Gulf of Mexico

Page | July 8, 2008 at 9:55

The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico (US) - By Henry Steinberg: First came Hurricane Katrina, taking their houses. Now the Dead Zone is taking their hope. The shrimpers on Grand Isle, Louisiana, are hit hardest by an environmental disaster that...

Greenpeace says impacts of global warming more important than politics

Press release | April 3, 2007 at 17:00

Greenpeace today challenged the Harper government to announce, without any further delay, what it plans to do to reduce global warming pollution as United Nations scientists meet in Brussels to highlight the severity of coming climate change.

Opposition to Uranium Mining

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 8, 2008 5 comments

There’s been a media frenzy this week over Cameco’s purchase of 550 tonnes of uranium or “yellowcake” from Iraq. Aside from highlighting the link between nuclear power and the nuclear weapons proliferation, the import of Saddam’s...

Greenpeace’s new ‘open’ project & your plastic-free future toolkit!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Head of Oceans-Plastics campaign | April 19, 2018

Earth Day 2018’s theme is to End Plastic Pollution, and Greenpeace Canada is rising to the challenge with the launch of our brand new project that’s a bit different from the way we usually tackle environmental problems. Because...

The farmed salmon horror show- not for the faint of heart

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 3, 2011 1 comment

Mass murders, mutations, poisons and disease-ridden guts sound like the makings of a perfect Halloween thriller. Unfortunately, these are the consequences of Canada’s open net-pen salmon farming industry, and it's spooking the heck out...

EPA Declares Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health - What about Canada?

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | April 21, 2009

© Greenpeace / Vinai Dithajohn ?? Last Friday, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the US declared that there was "overwhelming" evidence that "greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger the public health and...

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